Ice Yacht Racing, also known as Ice Boat Racing, is a sailing craft supported on metal runners for travelling over ice. The sailing crafts are designed for recreational use or for competitions. The original designs came complete with rear rudder steering, but as the sport evolved, the crafts include a seat for the rider in the centre and steering moving more to the front. The speed the yachts can reach exceed 60 miles per hour, as the resistance to forward motion on the ice is very low. The history of iceboating started in Europe with the smooth ice canals in the Netherlands and smooth ice on the bays of the Baltic Sea. It soon became a favourite pastime for pleasure racing, and later developed into a competitive sport.
IDNIYRA DN Europe overseas competitive racing across Europe, while DN North America do the same for regional competitions on the continent.